Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Western Australian Government to develop arts links with South East Asia

Western Australian Government to develop arts links with South East Asia
May 21, 2019

The Western Australian Government has established an artist exchange program where members of WA’s creative industries will be able to visit and carry out their work in South East Asia.The exchange program was announced today by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman.

Minister Templeman visited South East Asia last month to foster links and promote WA cultural initiatives as part of the WA Government’s Asian engagement strategy.

He met with arts and culture organisations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to finalise details of the artist exchange program, which will also see artists from those countries spend time in Western Australia.

The $150,000 program is due to start in 2019-20 and will be promoted to WA artists and creatives in collaboration with partner agencies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

“Exchange programs such as this are great vehicles to foster cultural ties with our near neighbours in South East Asia,” said Minister Templeman.

“This program will enable WA artists and artists from the Asian region to collaborate and create across a range of art forms which include theatre, writing, visual arts and contemporary dance.

“Increasing our cultural and arts ties with Asia is part of the WA Government’s wider goal to collaborate with international partners and make WA a world-class culture and arts tourism destination.”

“The McGowan Government places great value on the relationships that Western Australia has in South East Asia,” said Asian Engagement Minister Peter Tinley.

“A main focus of the Asian Engagement portfolio is looking for opportunities to strengthen not only political and economic relationships in the region, but also to continue to build cultural ties through exchange programs like the one announced today.

“I look forward to seeing the artistic creativity that will be driven by this unique opportunity for collaboration with our Asian neighbours.”

Image courtesy of Perth Theatre Trust

Related Articles

11th May 2018 - $6.5 million allocated for refurbishment of Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre

2nd May 2019 - Fremantle push to be the location for WA Indigenous Cultural Centre

24th March 2019 - Refurbished Fremantle Hall reopens as live music and performing arts venue

15th March 2019 - Fremantle set to become a film-friendly city

24th May 2017 - South Perth foreshore project to feature museum, park and entertainment complex

11th June 2018 - Perth Festival makes an impact on Western Australia

1st November 2017 - Arts and sports industries the fastest growing jobs sector in Western Australia


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

RHINOPLAY

Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…

read more

Parks / Play / Surfaces

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

CERAMIC SOLUTIONS

Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business